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1982 Adur District Council election

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1982 Adur District Council election

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One third of seats (15 of 39) to Adur District Council
20 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Conservative Alliance Residents
Seats won 8 6 1
Seat change Increase2 Decrease2 Steady

Map showing the results of the 1982 Adur council elections.

Majority party before election

Alliance

Majority party after election

Alliance

Elections to the Adur District Council were held on 6 May 1982, with one third of the council up for election. There was additional vacancies in the Mash Barn and Peverel wards, but no elections for the single-member ward St Marys and Residents stronghold, Marine, went uncontested. In the intervening years, the newly formed Alliance had gained three seats at the expense of the Conservatives. Overall turnout fell to 42.4%.[1]

The election resulted in the SDP-Liberal Alliance retaining control of the council.[2][3]

Election result

Adur District Council Election Result 1982[2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 8 2 0 +2 53.3 44.7 7,478 +7.4
  Alliance 6 0 2 -2 40.0 43.2 7,221 -1.5
  Residents 1 0 0 0 6.7 0.0 0 -4.0
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0.0 12.2 2,033 -1.8

This resulted in the following composition of the council:[2]

Party Previous council New council
SDP-Liberal Alliance 23 21
Conservative 13 15
Independent Residents 2 2
Labour 1 1
Total 39 39
Working majority  7   3 

Ward results

+/- figures represent changes from the last time these wards were contested.

Buckingham (4017)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Morris H. Ms. 1,160 66.2 +3.5
Alliance Miller A. 592 33.8 +6.7
Majority 568 32.4 -3.2
Turnout 1,752 43.6
Conservative hold Swing -1.6
Churchill (3735)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Kemp C. 676 45.7 +9.2
Alliance Blunkett R. 663 44.8 -9.7
Labour Cosgrave L. 141 9.5 +0.5
Majority 13 0.9 -17.2
Turnout 1,480 39.6 -9.7
Conservative hold Swing +9.4
Cokeham (3550)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Alliance Brooks J. 868 86.2 +27.2
Labour Taylor M. 139 13.8 +5.8
Majority 729 72.4 +46.5
Turnout 1,007 28.4 -16.7
Alliance hold Swing +10.7
Eastbrook (3635)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Dunn R. 791 44.1 +10.0
Labour Barnard D. 645 36.0 -5.4
Alliance Williams A. Ms. 357 19.9 -4.7
Majority 146 8.1 +0.9
Turnout 1,793 49.3 -0.1
Conservative hold Swing +7.7
Hillside (3819)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Wey G. 865 60.2 +18.8
Alliance James G. 311 21.6 -2.3
Labour Backwell J. Ms. 262 18.2 -16.5
Majority 554 38.5 +31.8
Turnout 1,438 37.7 -6.7
Conservative hold Swing +10.5
Manor (3284)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Lewis J. 797 51.6 +10.3
Alliance Beales W. 651 42.1 -11.1
Labour Aldrich G. 98 6.3 +0.8
Majority 146 9.4 -2.5
Turnout 1,546 47.1 -2.2
Conservative gain from Alliance Swing +10.7
Marine (2617)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Residents Shephard P. Unopposed N/A N/A
Residents hold Swing N/A
Mash Barn (2963)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Alliance Beresford P. 697 87.2 +20.2
Alliance Hartley J. Ms. 688
Labour Harwood R. 102 12.8 +4.7
Labour Atkins H. Ms. 84
Majority 595 74.5 +32.4
Turnout 799 27.0 -17.0
Alliance hold Swing
Alliance hold Swing +7.7
Peverel (3167)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Alliance Meeten J. 720 61.1 +1.6
Alliance Megginson J. Ms. 687
Conservative Titley T. 370 31.4 +2.0
Labour Atkins B. 88 7.5 -3.6
Labour Atkins H. Ms. 82
Majority 350 29.7 -0.5
Turnout 1,178 37.2 -3.0
Alliance hold Swing
Alliance hold Swing -0.2
Southlands (3294)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Alliance Edwards A. 629 52.5 -5.0
Conservative Hart E. 391 32.6 +6.4
Labour Matthews M. Ms. 178 14.9 -1.4
Majority 238 19.9 -11.3
Turnout 1,198 36.4 -6.4
Alliance hold Swing -5.7
Southwick Green (3459)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ferrers-Guy B. Ms. 821 56.7 +16.0
Alliance Watson W. 475 32.8 -15.6
Labour Edwards E. Ms. 153 10.6 -0.4
Majority 346 23.9 +16.1
Turnout 1,449 41.9 -8.4
Conservative gain from Alliance Swing +15.8
St. Nicolas (3583)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Huber J. 881 57.0 +8.0
Alliance Attrill D. Ms. 547 35.4 -7.3
Labour Bridson J. Ms. 117 7.6 -0.7
Majority 334 21.6 +15.3
Turnout 1,545 43.1 -1.8
Conservative hold Swing +7.6
Widewater (4085)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Moulton B. 726 46.9 +13.0
Alliance Mantey B. Ms. 711 46.0 -14.2
Labour Jacques W. 110 7.1 +1.2
Majority 15 1.0 -25.2
Turnout 1,547 37.9 -6.1
Conservative hold Swing +13.6

References

  1. ^ Local elections in Britain: a statistical digest, edited by Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher. 2nd Edition 2003
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Elections Centre: Adur 1973-2012" (PDF). electionscentre.co.uk/plymouth.ac.uk. Retrieved 2017-07-25.
  3. ^ "Vote 2012: Adur". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-03-18.
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